Jon Queally
Dina Lewis rescues items from her home (R) after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dec. 27, 2021

"Climate change will bankrupt us, and along the way, we will lose so much more than money," said one activist in response to the new figures.

A new report out Monday shows that 2021 continued the trend of annual climate devastation worldwide that is costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars as planet-heating emissions unleash exactly the kind of damage scientists have warned about for decades.

Vijay Prashad
Unknown victims and prisoners at the Navy School of Mechanics, or ESMA, 1976-1983. (Photographs by Victor Basterra, Argentina; collage by Daniela Ruggeri)

December 20, 2021

U.S. liberalism fears attempts to build independent, sovereign political projects far more than it fears  fascistic governments, writes Vijay Prashad.





Katie Surma
Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands speaks at AOL Studios In New York on Nov. 6, 2015 in New York City. Credit: John Lamparski/WireImage

Dec. 22, 2021

The British lawyer and author has held Nazis and presidents accountable for crossing the moral red line. Now, he argues, the time has come to pursue those who commit crimes against the environment.

BRUSSELS—Philippe Sands steps off his train at Brussels’ Midi station and sees a familiar face amidst a flurry of passengers. 

Ideas - CBC
Kim Stanley Robinson

'I absolutely believe capitalism is one name for the problem. It's exploitative,' says the sci-fi writer 

Ideas 53:59Kim Stanley Robinson: The Best-Case Scenario You Can Still Believe In

The Associated Press
Gabriel Boric

Dec 19, 2021

A 'historic day' as Boric secures leftist revival in Latin America

Chile's president-elect Gabriel Boric gestures to supporters after his victory in the presidential run-off election in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. (Matias Delacroix/The Associated Press)

Climate and Capitalism
Prehistoric art

December 17, 2021

Is inequality inevitable? Is freedom just a choice? Two materialist critiques of a widely-praised book.


Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch
Ice melts on tundra and thawing permafrost in Newtok, Alaska. BONNIE JO MOUNT / THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES

The climate disruption impacts he outlines are scary enough. But in discussing the need for systemic solutions, he doesn’t even mention the dominant global economic system that is hastening the cataclysms he predicts. Gene McGuckin

Dec. 16, 2021

System Change Not Climate Change
CRYPTO: Climate Change Accelerator, Capitalist Con; a Webinar by SystemChangeNotClimateChange

Dec 14, 2021

Watch here:

Crypto is a new financial technology. It’s phenomenally hard to understand, but it’s still catching on faster than people can catch up to what it is, let along what it’s morphing into.


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